Author Archive for Matt Morrison

Common Grounds

        Common Grounds is a lost treasure of the Modern Age of Comics. (That’s not hyperbole. I literally lost my copies of the original six-issue mini-series somewhere along the line and only recently rediscovered the series after…

Kill Shakespeare, Vols. 1 & 2

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, has been convicted of the murder of Lord Polonius. Sentenced to exile by his uncle, King Claudius, Hamlet’s closest school-friends have been given orders to escort Hamlet to England and see to his execution. But good…

FAME: Taylor Swift

I had no illusions of quality or even basic competence as I began to read FAME: Taylor Swift. I’ve read too many comics by Bluewater Productions to expect anything but the worst. What else could one expect from a publishing…

Green Arrow: Year One

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    With the possible exception of Tony “Iron Man” Stark, I don’t think any superhero has suffered from mischaracterization in the Modern Age of Comics more frequently than Oliver Queen. The Green Arrow I was a fan of growing…

X-Men: Schism

Mutants – those beings born with natural super powers – once represented the future of humanity. But as a wise man once said, “the future isn’t what it used to be,” and various circumstances have reduced the number of mutants…

Batman: Earth One

The back cover of Batman: Earth One proclaims “YOU ONLY THINK YOU KNOW HIS STORY.” Surely, this is simple advertising hyperbole?! The origin of Batman is one of the most well-known superhero stories in the world. Indeed, it may be…

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

      Since the death of his wife and infant son, soldier turned preacher William Stryker has been convinced that mutants – those rare human beings naturally born with unusual powers – are the secret servants of Satan. Secretly financing…